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Andrew McGregor and Edward Seckerson

Edward Seckerson chooses five indispensable recordings of Proms composer Sergei Prokofiev and explains why you need to hear them, plus the best in new classical releases.

Andrew McGregor with a selection of the best new classical releases.

9.30
Proms Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Edward Seckerson chooses five indispensable recordings of Proms Composer Sergei Prokofiev and explains why you need to hear them.

11.20
Proms Recording: To end each edition of Summer Record Review, Andrew introduces the Building a Library recommendation of a major work featured in the Proms.
Beethoven: Symphony No 2 in D major
Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski (conductor)

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Music Played

  • Michael Navarrus

    Quid est tibi / Mare Vidit

    Ensemble: Euskal Barrokensemble. Conductor: Enrike Solinís.
    • AliaVox.
  • Franz Schubert

    Polonaise in B-Flat Major, D. 580

    Performer: Ariadne Daskalakis. Orchestra: Die Kölner Akademie. Conductor: Michael Alexander Willens.
    • Schubert: Music for Violin, Vol. 1.
    • BIS.
    • 301.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78: i) Adagio cantabile - Allegro m

    Performer: Ivo Pogorelich.
    • Sony.
  • Träd

    Loa, loa

    Ensemble: Euskal Barrokensemble. Conductor: Enrike Solinís.
    • AliaVox.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Piano Concerto No 3 in C major, Op 26: i) Andante - Allegro

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 44: i) Moderato

    Orchestra: State Academic Symphony Orchestra of The Russian Federation. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
    • Pentatone.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Violin Concerto No. 2 In G Minor Op. 63: ii) Andante Assai

    Performer: Maxim Vengerov. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich.
    • TELDEC Classics.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78: v) The Battle on the Ice

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Choir: Westminster Choir. Conductor: Thomas Schippers.
    • CBS.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo Decides To Avenge Mercutio's Death (Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra: André Previn.
    • EMI.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Finale, act ii (Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra: André Previn.
    • EMI.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    St. Cecilia Mass, CG 56: II. Gloria (Live)

    Singer: Angela Maria Blasi. Singer: Christian Elsner. Singer: Dietrich Henschel. Choir: Münchner MotettenChor. Orchestra: Münchner Symphoniker. Conductor: Hans Rudolf Zöbeley.
    • Gounod: St. Cecilia Mass, CG 56 - Bizet: Te Deum, WD 122 (Live).
    • haenssler CLASSIC.
    • 102.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata for Viola da Gamba in G Major, BWV 1027 (Arr. for Viola)

    Performer: Antoine Tamestit. Performer: Masato Suzuki.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, WAB 109: ii) Scherzo. Bewegt, lebhaft

    Orchestra: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Manfred Honeck.
    • Reference Recordings.
  • Donnacha Dennehy

    The Hunger - Black Potatoes

    Singer: Iarla Ó Lionárd. Ensemble: Alarm Will Sound. Conductor: Alan Pierson.
    • Nonesuch.
  • William Russell

    Voluntary No. 10 in G major

    Performer: Thomas Trotter.
    • Regent.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 36

    Orchestra: Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski.
    • Oehms Classics.

Summer Record Review

9.00am

Juan Sebastian Elkano: a circumnavigation of the Earth between 1519 and 1521 including works by Jon Mirande, Darwish Mustapha and Michael Navarrus

Euskal Barrokensemble

Enrike Solinís (conductor)

Alia Vox AV9933 (2 CDs)

https://www.alia-vox.com/en/catalogue/elkano/

 

 

Schubert: Music for Violin, Vol. 1

Ariadne Daskalakis (violin)

Paolo Giacometti (fortepiano)

Die Kölner Akademie

Michael Alexander Willens (conductor)

BIS BIS2363 (Hybrid SACD)

https://bis.se/performers/daskalakis-ariadne/schubert-music-for-violin-vol1

 

 

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 22 & 24, Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No. 2

Ivo Pogorelich (piano)

Sony 19075956602

 

 

9.30am – Proms Composer: Edward Seckerson on Prokofiev

 

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev

Reviewer: Edward Seckerson

 

Recommended Recordings:


Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26

Martha Argerich (piano)

Berlin Philharmonic

Claudio Abbado (conductor)

DG 4474382

 

 

Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 44

State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Evgeny Svetlanov)

Vladimir Jurowski

Pentatone PTC5186624 (Hybrid SACD)

 

 

Violin Concerto No. 2 In G Minor Op. 63

Maxim Vengerov (violin)

The London Symphony Orchestra

Mstislav Rostropovich (conductor)

Teldec 0630-13150-2

 

 

Alexander Nevsky Op.78

Lili Chookasian (contralto)

Westminster Choir

New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Thomas Schippers (conductor)

CBS MPK 45557



Romeo and Juliet, Op.64

London Symphony Orchestra

Andre Previn (conductor)

Warner Classics 9677012 (2 CDs)

 

 

10.20am – New Releases

 

 

Gounod: St Cecilia Mass & Bizet: Te Deum

Angela Maria Blasi (soprano)

Christian Elsner (tenor)

Dietrich Henschel (baritone)

Münchner Symphoniker

Münchner MotettenChor

Hans Rudolf Zöbeley (conductor)

Hänssler Classic HC19046

https://haensslerprofil.de/shop/unkategorisiert/st-cecilia-mass-tedeum-3/

 

 

JS Bach - Sonatas for Viola Da Gamba and Harpsichord (arranged for viola)

Antoine Tamestit (viola)

Masato Suzuki (harpischord)

Harmonia Mundi HMM 902259

http://www.harmoniamundi.com/#!/albums/2526

 

 

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Manfred Honeck (conductor)

Reference Recordings FR 733 (Hybrid SACD)

https://referencerecordings.com/recording/bruckner-symphony-no-9/

 

 

Donnacha Dennehy: The Hunger

Iarla Ó Lionárd (vocals)

Katherine Manley (soprano)

Alarm Will Sound

Alan Pierson (conductor)

Nonesuch 075597925135

https://www.nonesuch.com/albums/the-hunger

 

 

From Palaces to Pleasure Gardens: Organ music from Georgian London's Pleasure Gardens by composers including Handel, JC Bach, and John Stanley.

Thomas Trotter (1735 Richard Bridge Organ of Christ Church, Spitalfields)

Regent REGCD526

http://www.regent-records.co.uk/product_details_366.htm

 


11.25am – Proms BAL Recommendation

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 36
Reviewer: Rob Cowan in May 2014

Recommended recording:
Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski (conductor)

Oehms Classics OC 522 (2 CDs)

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